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Joined: 3/19/2006
Msg: 7
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currently between jobs, but for the most part the office has always been a good hours drive and tend to work on site / based at home, so not much chance to meet people at work as the location changes daily

online dating sites seem to offer other possibilities, the main towns from me seem to suffer from too many kids dressing up to look older or a bunch of knuckle draggers getting as drunk as possible and then wanting to pick fights

tried a dating venue with some friends, talk about a meat market, think the average age of the ladies was about 65....
Joined: 2/22/2009
Msg: 13
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Posted: 12/19/2011 3:37:15 PM
In truth, I'm jut not having much luck with women in general.

I have a big circle of friends but I don't really meet many new females these days. When I go out with my friends, we do the usual bars and clubbing - which I'm sort of getting bored of and are actually quite difficult places to meet women - they all have their guards up, its dark, the music is loud and you can't have a decent conversation because you cant hear each other.

I would try other routes like dance classes and stuff but in truth, I have no interest in that sort of stuff and it would be fairly obvious I was there to try and meet women.

Additionally my circle of friends these days is comprised mainly of Chinese, and as I said in another thread, I'm not really into Chinese women.
Joined: 9/18/2011
Msg: 15
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Posted: 12/19/2011 4:10:24 PM
im on here because during the day i am at college so most of my classmates are female or young lads so no romance possibilities there, most of my other friends are female and live all over the country due to us being friends via e bays groups with cats as our main focus, so non of them live near enough to me to go out with socially, we tend to meet as a group about once a year, i am not going to go into a pub in town on my own, so here is a fairly good way of maybe meeting someone of the opposite sex my age group and if after a first meet say for a drink or coffee theres no spark then at least we have both had some decent adult company for an hour or so
Joined: 5/13/2011
Msg: 59
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Posted: 12/29/2011 1:20:28 PM

I'm curious to understand what brings people onto online dating websites...

Convenience.... Why go out for a drink, join that new gym or unnecessary trip down the supermarket to meet people outside of your normal social circles when you can do some window shopping from the comfort of your own home.
 Allan Anger
Joined: 7/17/2008
Msg: 61
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Posted: 12/30/2011 11:43:57 AM
Good question. I have been single for a very long time. Was married for 17 years, and loved her dearly, but we kinda grew apart. I have traveled a lot of the world, thru my work, and have enjoyed ever place I have been, ergo, I enjoy people, especially the opposite gets to see many different people on a site such as this, and we all have a story. Thats life.. Happy new year all.
 Allan Anger
Joined: 7/17/2008
Msg: 62
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Posted: 12/30/2011 11:46:57 AM
lol, u make me smile Pauline
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